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“It’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Br. David Steindl Rast

A note from Carl: Yesterday, as I was driving home from dropping our son off at school, I was in a hurry. I was trying to get to an online writing class that I deeply value, I was speeding, I noticed my phone didn't have enough charge to make it through the class, my breath was… Read the full post

 A note from Erin: Before I dive into today's writing, here's a reminder of a few upcoming events: Join us for an afternoon Feldenkrais Workshop on Dynamic Transitions October 28th. Details and sign-up link below. Women Embodied: Live and Online - registration will be opening soon. Women Embodied- the online version (which will include weekly live video meetings via… Read the full post

Using What Arises and Stepping Into Life

 A note from Erin:   some snapshots of The Encouragement of Light Retreat at Ghost Ranch I'd love to begin by sharing a poem, which is really a benediction perfect for these times, from Mark Nepo. Be A Circle I wish you the ability to breathe after pain, to begin again, though nothing else seems possible… Read the full post

A note from Erin: I was rereading my journal this morning, reviewing some notes I took on a conversation I had with a wise elder in my life some months back. She asked, “So what are you going to believe, live and be shaped by? By the guidance that comes through you and to you? Or… Read the full post

On Creating Refugia + Some New Offerings

A note from Erin: The western US on fire, more massive hurricanes and flooding, the first morning in a week we have a sky that's blue and not white with smoke, a headache from breathing smoky air for days, distress at my son’s cough, heartache with more destructive policy coming from our president. It’s been a… Read the full post

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